PARADE. CONCERT. TEA PARTY. LET’S DANCE!
50 years ago, homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK.
LGBT people and friends. Humans! Let’s go outside and dance, wearing Sappho’s violets, Wilde’s carnations or any flower you wish. Celebrate heroes past, freedoms gained and show solidarity with continuing struggles for LGBT equality at home and everywhere.
In one beautiful week, everyone is invited to parade at the first ever UK Pride at Pride in Hull, to dance and eat cake at a very special Duckie summer tea party, see The House Of Kings And Queens at Humber Street Gallery and be part of a new Yorkshire Dance production by Gary Clarke.
Remember, on a queer day you can see forever!
Saturday 22 July, 12pm – 9pm. Free. From Hull College to Queens Gardens.
As the first ever UK Pride, Pride in Hull will deliver a spectacular week of events, starting with their annual parade featuring 50 LGBT+ icons created by the local community in workshops led by artists Robin Whitmore, Patrick Bullock and Terry Herfield in collaboration with Duckie. Find out how to get involved.
The parade will be topped off by a musical journey through the decades with an exciting Queens Gardens concert featuring Sonia, Cleopatra, B*Witched and many more, as well as a headline performance by the legendary Marc Almond.
Throughout the week, look out for Lads & Lasses a play about coming out as a young person, local LGBT photography exhibition A Moment In Time, the Pride in Hull Film Festival in collaboration with Hull Independent Cinema, and Paul Burston’s Polari Literary Salon.
View the full Pride in Hull programme online and discover the route for the Pride parade.
ON A QUEER DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
Thursday 27 July. Free. The City Speaks lectern, Humber Dock Street.
Share your message of love and support for LGBT+ communities struggling across the world as part of The City Speaks.
Thursday 27 July – Sunday 24 September, 10am – 6pm. Free. Gallery Four, Pier Street.
A powerful photography exhibition by Lee Price capturing The House of Kings and Queens, a home belonging to a young transgender woman that has become a sanctuary for the LGBT community in Hull’s sister city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, where homosexuality remains illegal.
Saturday 29 July, 1pm – 6pm. Free. Queen Victoria Square.
MC Amy Lamé and her waiters serve tea and cake alongside the London Gay Big Band, The Sugar Dandies, Bird la Bird, Topher Campbell, Victoria Sin, Back Chat Brass and a spectacular dance show, Into The Light, brought to you by Yorkshire Dance and Gary Clarke.
I FEEL LOVE – SOLD OUT
Saturday 29 July, 7pm – 9.30pm. £10. Hull City Hall.
A special concert marking the 50th anniversary of sexual freedom in the UK, broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and Red Button on TV.
Featuring a stellar line-up of artists including Will Young, Alison Moyet, Marc Almond, Bright Light Bright Light, Noah Stewart, Tom Robinson and Gay Abandon.
Presented by Scissor Sisters’ front woman Ana Matronic and BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills.
Saturday 29 July, from 10pm. £5. Fuel.
Join us as we celebrate the close of our LGBT 50 celebrations in our official after party presented by Duckie and hostessed by Miss Amy Lamé. Bodyrock to rock based unisex disco that is the Readers Wifes. Watch short sharp draggy show business by The LipSinkers and Victoria Sin. And please come early!
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Hull UK City of Culture 2017 presents LGBT 50
In partnership with Duckie, Yorkshire Dance and Pride in Hull
Supported by Spirit of 2012
In association with Sewell Group